Steemit, the blockchain gaming application, has recently announced the release of an alpha version of Steem Monsters. The trading card game has integrated RPG elements into its gameplay, making for a unique gaming experience using blockchain’s decentralized public ledger technology. The two lead developers on the project have finished creating the game’s cards, its art, website, and the functionality of the game.
The releasers of the game expanded to say that the technology isn’t yet able to do “everything we want,” but that the company’s current fundraising effort should help to further develop the game’s technologies, unlocking the “full potential of Steem Monsters.
Additionally, the official announcement outlines some of the key components of the game, including its current path of development, as well as the main features which make it a revolutionary gaming experience on the decentralized blockchain. Though it is true to say that the game has a lot of development left to integrate, the progress made thus far is significant enough to warrant attention from many within the blockchain community.
This guide will provide an introduction to both the game, and the technologies which make it up.
Steem Monsters Concept
Steem Monsters is a collectible RPG game operating on the Steem Blockchain, a platform hosting a variety of games on a decentralized and immutable network. The platform has already drawn significant interest from investors, but they aren’t the only company attempting to maximize blockchain technology to create a new type of game. Several new startups have taken their shot at the creation of RPG games on a decentralized network.
Eventually, the game will allow users to create accounts, purchase cards, and arrange them during tournaments where they will fight with other users’ monsters for dominance. Additionally, the site allows players to trade cards with other users in order to maximize the efficiency of their deck. Winners of tournaments are given “prizes and glory.”
In the future, the game’s developers seek to integrate more abilities, stacking items that level-up, and new cards to increase stats and provide players with unique abilities. Furthermore, the project is very likely to work to integrate a complex meta storyline and lore in order to further immerse gamers into the ecosystem of the RPG.
At the moment, many of the conceptual elements of the game are not present in the Alpha version of the company’s project. For example, the only present functionality of the game is that it allows users to create an account and buy a $5 starter deck to, in theory, begin playing.
The site is currently equipped with a homepage that lets visitors to purchase both a starter and booster pack of cards. In the future, these will be the same cards that will be used in tournaments, of which there will likely be ten per day.
The future holds a lot for potential players of this interesting concept game. Tournaments will integrate simulated combat between hundreds of potential monster and summoner cards. The tournaments will have different levels of prizes, and will allow for the creation of teams of players that work together towards the common goal of victory.
But for these developments to happen, the company needs more money. And almost surprisingly, the company will not be raising money through a blockchain-based Initial Coin Offering. Instead, they have opted to create a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for the creation of Steem Monsters.